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Record-breaking: 27,332 candidates invited for Permanent Residency. Lowest CRS score to be invited was 75.

In an effort to help more skilled workers stay in Canada and bolster our economic recovery, approximately 27,300 workers with Canadian experience received an invitation to apply for permanent residence. These workers fall under the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) of the Express Entry pool. Successful CEC candidates have at least 1 year of Canadian work…

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New Hong Kong – Canada Pathway

Today, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC) Mendicino announced that Hong Kong residents will be able to apply for new open work permits beginning on February 8, 2021. Valid for up to 3 years, these permits will allow Hong Kong residents to gain valuable employment experience and make significant contributions to Canada. Hong…

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Express Entry Immigration – 4,626 Invitations Issued at Lowest CRS 454 Points!

On January 21, 2021, invitations to apply for permanent residence were issued to candidates under Canadian Experience Class. 4626 invitations were issued with the lowest-ranked candidate at 454. Still in the pool? Try to improve your score! While you’re in the pool, you can improve your score and increase your chances of being invited to…

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Students with expired post-graduate work permits can now apply for an 18-month open work permit!

International students bring so much to Canada, contributing over $21 billion annually to our economy and supporting the vitality of our communities. Yet the pandemic has presented myriad challenges for international students. The Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, today announced that former international students who hold or held a PGWP will have the opportunity…

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CRS score drops to 469

The lowest-ranked CRS score for the Express draw on November 25, 2020, is dropped less than 470 this time. Candidates require a CRS score of at least 469 to be invited in the November 25th invitation round. The total number of invitations issued to the Express Entry candidates is 5000. The tie-breaking rule for this…

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Canada Increases Points for French-speaking Immigration

Canada has implemented additional points in Express Entry to help increase Francophone immigration outside Quebec. Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, today announced that French-speaking and bilingual candidates will receive additional points under the Express Entry system. The Canadian government seeks to reach the target of 4.4% French-speaking immigrant admissions outside Quebec by 2023. The change announced today will…